The small cars from Hyundai always seem to hog the big lime lights. From the Santro to the i20 they have all had their share of the success. Hyundai is now ready to move to the next level to even replace the likes of the Santro with agent HA. Hyundai Eon
had been earlier codenamed as HA. The car is expected to hit the roads by the second week of October.
The car is expected to carry the next design legacy of the “Hyundai Fluidic Concept”. In terms of cost the car has come up trumps with just under 3 lacs. The headlamps to the grille, all are reminders of the new Hyundai design concept. The side looks though would give you a familiar feeling with some similarity to the merc cars. The car seems to have hit all the right nodes in terms of the looks.
The car has been trimmed in the right areas with no extra length or space. The wheel base of the car is shorter when compared to the Santro. The wheelbase stands at a measurement of 2380 mm and so it might not stand up to the tall boy looks and space of the Santro. The interiors would be some what similar to the likes of the Nano. The inside of the car is surely more premium compared to the Nano both in terms of the quality of equipments and the upholstery. Even other competitors like the Alto, Spark and A-Star would only be a pale shadow compared to the Eon. The entertainment is taken care by a standard CD player with other assorted items in the high end versions. The cubby holes in the Hyundai Eon more than makes up for the lack of space. The leg space is one of best in class with a capacity of up to 218 litres.
The chassis is like the one in the i10. This means that the driver experience and the performance of the car will also be up to the level of the i10. The visibility on the road could be a problem towards the rear as the steeply raked in column reduces the visibility to near zero. This could probably be a well thought out plan to promote the rear parking sensors as accessories for this car.
The Hyundai Eon has the same engine from the Santro with a maximum power of up to 56 bhp. The car is expected to come with a five speed manual transmission gear shift. As per ARAI reports the car has a petrol thirst at every 21 kms. The icing on the cake would be the price factor with Hyundai Eon being just under the price of 2.75 lakhs for the base variant it could sure be a car to watch out for.
Powered by a small 814cc petrol engine the exterior dimensions of Hyundai Eon are 3495 mm X 1625 mm X 1535 mm (L X B X H).The 3 cylinder 814cc engine of Eon generates 54 bhp and 76.5 Nm torque which is quite powerful. It also includes power steering, power windows for the front, and airbag for the driver. ABS is not installed. The size of the tires will be 155/70.